Trading

What’s Next for the S&P 500 (SPY): Breakdown or Breakout?

Increased aggression by the bulls is hinting at an upside breakout in the S&P 500. Here's how to profit from the coming surge in the SPY ETF. Read Article

McDonald’s Stock Preview: Trade MCD Stock Before Earnings

McDonald's stock has been lagging for a few years now, but options are priced on the high side of historical norms. It's a selling opportunity for MCD stock. Read Article

Trade of the Day: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF (EEM)

With the emerging markets becoming more volatile, this makes them an excellent candidate for opportunistic, systematic trading. Read Article

Choo Choo! Look for CSX Corporation to Go Full Steam Ahead!

A two-day rally in CSX Corporation (CSX) stock took place in a technically crucial juncture. Now, CSX stock finds itself in a good position. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Pounce on a Pullback in IBM Stock

A post-earnings sell-off in International Business Machines Corp. could offer a good entry point. Read Article

Earnings Preview: Bid for Profits in eBay Stock

A failed breakout of Ebay stock in February has options traders eager to see an earnings surprise when eBay reports earnings this week. Here's how to profit from the earnings report. Read Article

2 Trades for YHOO Stock Ahead of Earnings

As Yahoo! readies its first-quarter earnings report, Wall Street awaits details on future revenue and the Alibaba stock spin-off. Read Article

Splunk Inc: Plunk Down an In-The-Money Bull Call Vertical in SPLK

An in-the-money bull call spread and pullback within the SPLK uptrend are favorable, 'big data' for investors to consider Read Article

Fifth Third Earnings: 2 Ways to Trade FITB Stock

Fifth Third looks to ride the bullish earnings wave in the financial sector, but guidance could be a sticking point for FITB stock. Read Article

Trade of the Day: AOL (AOL)

AOL has been in a downtrend for most of this year but recently found support in the $38 area. That makes it a strong candidate for one of my preferred option strategies. Read Article

NFLX – Give Netflix Stock Time to Digest, Then Buy

The powerful post-earnings rally in Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) has pushed Netflix stock into its next upside leg -- which may have months to go. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Breakout Signals It’s Time to Buy GDX

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF closed above a triangle and is threatening to break above a resistance line. Read Article

Play the Dive in the iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:FXI)

The iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:FXI) fell hard today as China stock bulls finally paid the piper. Here's how to play FXI's next move. Read Article

Trade of the Day: Xilinx (XLNX)

The major stock indexes are continuing to give bullish readings, so options traders should continue to favor call buying. Read Article

GS Stock – Profit From the Goldman Sachs Earnings Rejection

Wall Street greeted Goldman Sachs' blowout earnings with a slew of selling. Here's how to capitalize on continued profit taking on GS stock. Read Article

TASR Earnings Preview: Take the Sting Out of Taser Stock With a Bull Call Spread

Taser stock looks bullish, but volatile and erratic post-earnings moves in TASR shares demand traders use a bull call spread. Read Article

Are Biotech Stocks Set for a Resurgence?

After some recent consolidation, biotech stocks could be a buy now that the worst of the washout is over and sentiment is improving. Read Article

Panera Bread Co: PNRA Stock Will Buy Its Way to $200

Panera Bread Co (PNRA) shares exploded higher Thursday on a major buyback program. The trend in PNRA stock is now decidedly northbound. Read Article

Trade of the Day: NUE Stock Gearing Up for a Major Advance

Buy Nucor Corporation in anticipation of a break through its downtrend line. Read Article

IBM Preview: 2 Trades for IBM Stock Ahead of Earnings

IBM stock faces a wall of pessimism ahead of earnings, but the company has little to offer Wall Street to change the bears' mind. Read Article